Achi (game)

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An Achi board

Achi is a two-player abstract strategy game from Ghana. It is related to tic-tac-toe, but even more related to Tapatan, Three Men's Morris, Nine Holes, Tant Fant, Shisima, and Dara, because pieces are moved on the board to create the 3 in-a-row. It is an alignment game.

There are two versions to this game. In one version, each player has four pieces to drop. This is the version described below. In another version, each player has only three pieces to drop, which makes it identical to Tapatan.


To create a 3 in-a-row of one's pieces either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.


A 3 x 3 board is used. Three horizontal lines form the three rows. Three vertical lines form the three columns. Two diagonal lines connect the two opposite corners of the board. Each player has four pieces. One plays the black pieces, and the other plays the white pieces, however, any two colors or distinguishable objects will suffice.

The board is easily drawn on the ground or paper.

Rules and Game Play[edit]

1.The aim of this game is to get three counters in a line.The players take turns to place one of their counters on a point where lines join.

2.When all eight counters have been placed,each player may move along a line to an empty point.

3. The winner's the first player to get three counters in a row,across or diagonally.


This game just like Tic-Tac-Toe; it is an easy game for children. It can train your graphics skills.

Related Games[edit]

Picaria, Tapatan

Cited as a predecessor of Three Men's Morris

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